Tom Turkey Cookies for Thanksgiving
Well here they are. The last turkeys in my 10 turkey series. Meet the Tom Turkey cookies.
When I started this challenge, I had a few rules I set for myself. First, I knew what I wanted to show that it is possible to use one set of icing colors, ten different cookie cutters, and your imagination to make some fun cute turkeys cookies. I didn’t change the cookie cutters in any way by cutting, trimming, or reshaping them and I made the design work within each specific cookie cutter. The icing colors are the same on all of the turkeys and I tried to do it in ten days, but hey, life happens and sometimes things take a bit longer.
Supplies for Tom Turkey Cookies:
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Royal Icing Colors:
- Red Icing
- Brown Icing
- Green Icing
- Orange Icing
- Yellow Icing
- White Icing
- Decorating Bags
- Turkey Lacer
- 4 mm Black Edible Beads
- Outline the ice cream cookie cutter with the brown icing. You can follow the cookie cutter with a smooth straight line or you can make it have ruffled feathers like the one in the picture above.
- Flood the turkey with the brown icing.
- Let it dry overnight.
- Next, outline the eyes with the white icing.
- Flood one and add a 4 mm black edible pearl and let it dry for about 20 minutes.
- Then, flood the other eye and add a 4 mm black edible pearl.
- Let it dry completely.
- Next, outline and flood the beak with the orange icing and let it dry for a few hours.
- Then, make the snood with the red icing.
- Let it dry completely.
Before we move on, I want you to look at the Tom Turkey cookies in the photo above. Look at the first bird. Imagine it with green icing. Doesn’t it look like the Grinch? There is another idea for this cookie cutter.
I hope you have enjoyed the 10 turkey cookies as much as I have. I am sad that it is over now. Who knows, maybe we can do it for another holiday. But next time, I want you to make the cookies with me. I bet we could come up with hundreds of ideas.
Before we say goodbye, these Tom Turkey cookies want to know if you have seen their feathers?
More Turkey Cookies:
Another cute turkey. I really enjoyed seeing how to decorate all 10. I hope you do this again for Christmas:)
I love how you repurpose cookie cutters! Inspires me to think outside of the….cutter. haha
I just love all your turkeys’ faces! I too hope you do this for Christmas (maybe Santas?)!!
How much was this for us??? LOTS!!!! Waited to the end to pick my fav… the DRESS.. into a TURKEY??? Yes that’s the one!!! Thank you for helping with my blog reading addiction 🙂
Another awesome turkey! I am totally loving your turkey series.
I also see this cutter design being a green Grinch head. You should totally do that one! I’d love to see it. 😉
Thanks for this fun series on turkeys. You inspired me to follow your directions for a few and I even came up with some of my own designs. Like Sarah, I too was envisioning a Grinch from this cookie cutter. I guess I am finally beginning to see beyond the original purpose of a cookie cutter.